Today's racecards

Galway

  • 17:00 City Publicans Charity Hurdle2m 4f

  • Winner €13,651 2nd €3,990 3rd €1,891 4th €630
  • Going: Good to Firm, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 58.70s
  • Off time: 17:00:23
17:00 Galway Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Captain Arceus (IRE) 13/8
2nd Now This Is It (IRE) 2/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 73P21-2 Royal blue, light green star & sleeves, light green star on cap Captain Arceus (IRE) 20
Nag me
7 11-8 p1 D T Hughes B J Cooper 136 13/82.62
2 P-68840 White, royal blue cross sashes, royal blue cap, white diamond Mister Benedictine 20
Nag meDistance Winner
10 11-7 pt B W Duke C Brassil (7) 121 25/126.00
3 60B02-P Red & yellow hoops, red sleeves, yellow stars on cap Rattan (USA) 26
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
8 11-7 W P Mullins R Walsh 138 6/17.00
4 215-481 WHITE, emerald green stars, yellow sleeves, maroon cap, white stars Pyrus Gold Wind (IRE) 42
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
6 11-3 pt S J Mahon R T Dunne 128 8/19.00
6 25263/6- YELLOW, dark blue sash, dark blue cap, yellow star Luska Lad (IRE) 416
Nag meCourse Winner
9 11-2 J J Hanlon D E Mullins 147 7/18.00
7 62-7U23 PINK & BLACK HOOPS, pink sleeves, hooped cap Now This Is It (IRE) 11
Nag meDistance Winner
9 11-2 S R B Crawford Mr S Crawford (3) 133 2/13.00
Non runners
51186F-2Hidden Cyclone (IRE)811-2J J HanlonAndrew J McNamara152
8138090All Or Now (IRE)810-12B T MurphyS A Shortall109

Verdict

HIDDEN CYCLONE has developed into a useful chaser but had won five of his six starts over hurdles before that. Back over the smaller obstacles today, he gets the vote ahead of Captain Arceus. The latter went close to following up his win at Fairyhouse when second at Bellewstown last month. Rattan is another with claims at the weights but is hard to predict nowadays and Now This Is It makes more appeal after a close-up third at Killarney. Pyrus Gold Wind won easily over track and trip last time but in soft ground.